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Officials question ambulance accountability

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night tabled approval of a fee payment for a Certificate of Need for the city’s ambulance service until a more through accounting is made of the service. The council withdrew a proposed resolution at City Hall involving an application fee put forth ...

Penn. man accused of rape, 2nd

ESPERANCE — A 27-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing several felonies for allegedly driving to Esperance to meet up with a child who is younger than 15 for sex and police believe there may be other victims. On Saturday, state police arrested Keane M. Bokol of Erie, Pennsylvania on charges of ...

FMCC gets nod to move forward with capital projects

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College has received the necessary approvals to move forward this year on a revised capital project focused on health and safety. But plans for a capital project next year at the college are now in doubt over local funding constraints related to the ...

Road work

Crews mill and remove the old street surface on Orchard Street in Gloversville Monday in preparation to repave the street as park of the 2020 Asphalt Pavement Resurfacing Project. Other streets scheduled to be resurfaced include portions of Vanwyck Street, Hawk Street, Division Street, South ...

FM to begin virus surveillance testing

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College is expected to begin coronavirus surveillance testing on campus later this month after receiving provisional approval from the State University of New York to launch the program recently mandated for all SUNY campuses by the new ...

2 nabbed in tobacco police sting

GLOVERSVILLE — Tobacco was illegally sold to an underage agent at two city businesses last week during an underage tobacco enforcement detail operation conducted by city police. The cashiers who completed the tobacco sales were each charged with violations. According to a press release, ...

Use of library holds strong despite COVID

GLOVERSVILLE — Despite its closure to visitors for four months due to the coronavirus, use of services at the Gloversville Public Library over the past year held strong from previous years according to data compiled in the library’s annual report for 2019-20. Library Director Valerie ...

Canajoharie fire displaces nine

CANAJOHARIE — Nine people among two families were displaced from a Saturday morning fire that damaged a apartment building on Rock Street in the village. “It’s still under investigation,” Canajoharie Police Chief Bryan MacFadden said this morning. Officials said the structure was ...

Board sets public hearing date for Capital Plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently set a public hearing date on the county’s proposed $2.8 million Capital Plan for 2021. The board voted to schedule the hearing for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the second floor Supervisor’s Chambers of the County Office ...

Pair faces drug, burglary charges

AMSTERDAM — Two residents of Washington and Saratoga counties were arrested recently by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on several drug and burglary charges. A sheriff’s release indicated the suspects are Tony J. Prichard, 32, of 2 Third St., Hudson Falls; and Bridget C. ...

Crankshaw to start early

JOHNSTOWN — William Crankshaw will be starting as new Greater Johnstown School District superintendent two months earlier. When he was appointed by the Board of Education Aug. 27 to replace Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan, Crankshaw’s start date was left somewhat fuzzy. He was named to ...

Elk Street Park project gets groundbreaking

GLOVERSVILLE — Local officials and community members celebrated the culmination of over a year’s worth of effort during a groundbreaking ceremony at Elk Street Park on Thursday with plans to revitalize the well-worn park and basketball court to be completed in the weeks ahead. Throughout ...

Warm the Children program postponed

GLOVERSVILLE — Concerns from community volunteers and business partners surrounding the coronavirus contributed to the decision by The Leader-Herald that organizing the Warm the Children program is not feasible this year. Warm the Children is a co-operative program between local newspapers ...

BUMPER CROP

The apple trees at Rogers Orchard in the town of Johnstown are loaded with apples this year along with a beautiful bumper crop of sunflowers.

Odor troubleshooting to continue

JOHNSTOWN — Staff at the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility on Union Avenue will continue troubleshooting sludge and odor issues in the wake of 18 odor complaints this summer. Plant Manager Wallace Arnold reported on the situation at a recent meeting of the ...

Council to look at two city issues

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday will consider approval of two resolutions involving city issues with Fulton County. The council will mull approval of a city contract with Fulton County for limited snow and Ice control on Maple Avenue at its business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at ...

Special bus routes whittled down

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors awarded four low bids to Brown Transportation for the Children With Handicapping Conditions Transportation Program Monday at the County Office Building. The number of school sites has been whittled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bids ...

State budget cuts to impact GJSD

JOHNSTOWN — A 20 percent state aid reduction for the Greater Johnstown School District could result in a nearly $5 million gap in the district’s budget by the end of the 2020-21 school year. That scenario, which officials say might result in layoffs, was presented by district ...

Village elections: Where every vote counts

MOHAWK VALLEY — Incumbent village of Fonda Mayor Bill Peeler is leading by six votes in his bid for re-election. Voters cast their ballots Tuesday in village elections in Fulton and Montgomery counties. In Fulton County, villages with elections were: Broadalbin, Northville and ...

COVID stirring up budget woes

JOHNSTOWN — Even though Fulton County government department heads are tightening their belts, the county faces a rocky budget year for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That assessment was delivered by Board of Supervisors Chairman Warren Greene during his monthly report to the board ...